Saturday, September 09, 2006

9/9 As promised...

Here's the news I promised!

On Thursday the Red Cross national office made me a job offer. YAY! Picture this fat old lady doing a happy dance!

Yesterday I spoke to my boss and said there are three things I want:

1. To continue working for CPI
2. To do disaster mental health work for the Red Cross
3. To move home to Quincy

And I told her how I think I can do all three. I'd written it up as well, but wanted to "talk it out" first. She was really receptive to my proposal and will talk to a decision maker on Monday. We'll see. But I'm very hopeful.

I hope to find out sometime next week. So keep your fingers crossed for me. If the answer is yes, I'll be a happy camper.

The downside? I'll be leaving my comedy family. Sure, I'll still be able to do stand-up, but in Quincy I don't think there's an avenue for improv or sketch. Of course, I could make something happen, which would be kind of fun.

Anyway, I'm very excited, and can't wait to find out if my life is going to change.

11 comments:

Jill & Todd Potrykus said...

Great news mom! I will keep my fingers crossed for you this week.

Jer said...

Thanks, sweetie.

Cindy said...

jer...if you really think this is going to make you happy, then I am really happy for you. I worry you will miss yor comedy an awful lot...but then maybe you need to come HOME and rest up too. OR you will be so busy doing 2 different jobs, that you won't have time to miss it....You can always entertain your family, though you know, they are a TOUGH audience. GOOD LUCK on whatever you decide to do.

Kelly said...

Congrats on your job offer--that is great. I hope CPI is receptive to your proposal...then you will have the best of both worlds. As for the comedy.....I'm sure you'll pick up plenty of new material being around your family! :)
And Backwaters has comedians the first friday of every month....you could look into that.

Jer said...

Thanks, Cindy and Kelly. You're right, I will miss my comedy and comedy cohorts. But I miss my family more. And Kelly, I'd already thought of Backwaters, plus I'd travel to do stand-up--no problem.

But last night when I looked at my beautiful women friends from BroadMinded, I actually got a little teary-eyed.

Jan said...

Just wanted to wish you luck, Jer. And it's not true that I have never commented on your blog. You're losing it.

Jer said...

Okay, maybe I don't miss my family all that much, Jan. :)

Thanks for wishing me well, Jan. :)

Gin said...

I presume you'll let us know whether the job thing works out. Or are we supposed to bribe you? :)

Jer said...

Dear Gin, never fear. After I call my kids, I'll post it here, on MySpace, and on our writers' board. I hope to hear during the week sometime.

Jane said...

good luck Jer. I am sure what is supposed to be will be.

Jer said...

I came into work early because I'm anxious to see what will play out today.